Here I am, yet again, starting a post by saying it’s been awhile. But alas it has been some time since my last post. Wait no longer! I’m back with a fun one (well at least I think so).
Part of being essentially healthy and fit (a large part) is food. What foods I eat, don’t eat, occasionally eat, try not to eat and want to eat is a big part of this lifestyle. It’s a daily battle (have I mentioned I have the biggest sweet tooth ever!), one that I have won several times and lost just as many. Currently we are on a winning streak! Go Me!
Breakfast foods have got to be my favourite meals to eat. I can honestly eat a fun breakfast at any time of the day (pass me those waffles and crepes!). But many of my go to’s for breakfast don’t fit into my essentially healthy and fit life. So I was reduced to the same ol’ boring breakfasts day in and day out.
Until….. Protein Pancakes! Introducing the newest phase of my breakfast life (where have these been all my life?!). If you are like me and did not know these existed (yes, I sometimes live under a rock), I am here to share them with you! So worry no longer, you are about to learn all about this amazing breakfast (or anytime meal).
Let me start by saying I am not a cook or chef to any degree. It wasn’t until recently that I have been able to actually cook myself a meal without burning it or having it taste awful (I’m a work in progress). So if I can do this, anyone can.
One day, I was trying to figure out what to eat, while using all my will power to not eat a high carb/high sugar meal. I decided to throw 5 ingredients into my bullet blender, then throw them into a pan and cook them. Boy was I shocked beyond belief that this actually worked (remember I am not a good cook, at all)!
So this test worked and since then not only have I experimented with a variation on these 5 ingredients, I have also had pancakes for breakfast everyday for weeks! Does it get any better than that? I think not!
So wait no longer, here is my recipe and variations!
½ Banana or ¼ cup greek yogurt or ¼ cup pumpkin
(note: if using pumpkin add spices like cinnamon or pumpkin spice)
1 scoop protein powder
½ cup oats
Almond Milk or Water (as much as needed to thin out the batter to desired consistency)
Fun options: Add chocolate chips or walnuts or peanut/almond butter
1- Put all ingredients into bowl/blender/bullet
2- Heat frying pans
3- Add oil of choice (I use coconut oil)
4- Pour batter into hot pan
5- Flip to cook other side
6- Put on plate
7- Top with fruit (if you want)
8- Eat your glorious healthy pancakes
There you go! Quick, easy and healthy!
Give ‘em a try and join me as I rise to Pancake Queen status (self proclaimed, of course)!